Fences serve a wide variety of roles. They can be used for privacy, keeping little kids and pets from leaving your yard, and just make your home look more appealing. The selection of materials you could use for your fence can be a bit overwhelming. There are fences made out of wrought-iron, aluminum, and PVC, and many more. The most traditional material for building a fence is wood. The question for now though is whether or not it’s the best option. Before getting wooden fencing, consider the pros and cons that come with it. (more…)
There are many types of fences you can install around your home, all of which have different advantages. One of the most popular fences people have installed is a wood fence. Wood fences are aesthetically pleasing, strong, and customizable. However, they are vulnerable to the effects of weathering and rotting. One way to avoid these issues is to stain your home’s wood fence. Here are some of the best reasons you should consider staining your wood fence.
After you’ve have your wood fence for a while, you might notice that it’s looking a bit run down. There might be cracks in it or it could just look weathered in general. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t worry! You can revitalize your wood fence by choosing to stain it. Staining describes the process of applying a wood stain to your fence, a process that could benefit your fence greatly. Here are some reasons to apply a wood stain to your fence.
This spring has brought a huge amount of rainfall to the East Coast, and if the summer is filled with the usual brutal heat, your wooden fencing might need some serious maintenance. Summers in the Mid-Atlantic can consist of at least a few major heatwaves and high levels of humidity are guaranteed almost daily. Many aspects of your home need some extra care and attention during the heat of the summer months, and your wooden fence is no different. These easy maintenance tips will keep your wooden fencing looking fresh all summer long. (more…)
Spring is here, and the sun is shining brightly down upon your home. The sun, while we welcome it after a long winter, can cause some damage to your wooden fence. There is a lot to know about owning a residential fence. If you want your fence to live a long life, you need to know how to maintain the wood your fence is made out of. You must decide between staining, sealing, or painting your fence. All of these will protect the wood, but there is a lot to know about each option. You know your home best, but you also know how much time and money you’re willing to spend on your fencing. This comprehensive guide will help you make the right decision when it comes time to choose sealing, staining, or painting your fence. (more…)
The fence that surrounds your yard is a signature feature of your house’s appearance. A fence is the piece of your yard that frames the landscape as a whole and is easily one of the most noticeable components of your yard. A fence is a timeless featured look of a yard, however, the look of the fence is not so timeless. Fences are easily susceptible to damage, especially if made from a material such as wood which can easily be affected by the weather, moisture, and insects. If damaged, you may find that it is time to replace your old fence. Or perhaps you no longer like the style or the fence no longer provides you with what you need from a fence. Regardless, it is obviously time to get rid of that old fence and replace it with a newer and better fence. Here’s how to update a wood fence that needs some improvements or full replacement.
A wooden fence can be an amazing and outstanding piece to have for your property. Wood fences provide your home with a classic look that no other material is able to provide quite as well, and are practically made to impress family, neighbors, friends, and anyone that may pass by your home. However, like all good things, wood fencing requires the proper care and maintenance to keep going. If you own a wood fence, take note on how to properly take care and maintain it. (more…)
The fall brings many threats to your wooden fence. If you don’t want to have a big mess on your hands in the spring you’ll have to keep an eye on the situation, especially in lead up to the upcoming, harsher winters. The additional rainfall can expose your wooden fence to excess moisture, and unlike the warmer months, your fence won’t get many warm days to dry out. Here in Maryland, we won’t get many warm days to work with, so maintenance is especially important.
Questioning whether to repair or replace your fence? Many homeowners start out by weighing the costs, as well as the pros and cons. Repainting or repairing a fence is cheaper and easier than an all-out replacement, at least in the short term. Sometimes, however, replacing your fence is the better choice. Maybe your fence has worn out its welcome and will continue to need extensive repairs, or maybe you’d like to update the style or placement of your fence. Your fence can play a more important role in your home than you think- fences can add curb-appeal as well as giving passers-by or visitors a vital first impression of your home. (more…)
Having a wooden fence has so many benefits, it can almost feel like one of those things you can check off your list and not worry about anymore. This is almost true. Actually, you should be striving to renew your wooden fence every 3-5 years, to avoid letting it decay and sag, guarding your lawn like a tired old man, instead of the tough, Trojan warrior you originally installed! Thankfully, it’s gratifying work to fix it yourself, and can be done with materials found either in your home or at the local hardware store. It really boils down to two main steps: prep, and treatment. Don’t think about getting a new fence before you try repairing what could be a very simple fix! (more…)